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Farmers urged to have a biosecurity plan

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Aug 02, 2017

LIVESTOCK producers are being supported to prepare farm biosecurity plans before industry introduces changes from October.

Livestock Health and Biosecurity Victoria (LHBV) will run workshops across Victoria to help producers prepare for changes to the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program which come into effect from October 1.

“Our aim is to provide information and tools so producers can develop practical biosecurity plans that will be useful to their farm business,” LHBV project manager Catherine James said.

“For most producers, developing a farm biosecurity plan will simply be capturing the good work they already do to minimise the risk of introducing or spreading diseases, pests and weeds on their properties. It also provides a chance to review their current practices and look for opportunities to strengthen them.”

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